The Daily Star, Bangladesh, 25 May 2015 - THOUGH there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion. A 'decent' job is referred to as a productive job for women and men in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity. It also involves opportunities for work that deliver a fair income, provides security in the workplace and social protection for workers and their families (ILO, 2011, Working with the ILO – Decent Work and System Wide Coherence, Geneva).
The Nation, Myanmar, 25 May 2015 - Amid fears of backsliding political reforms in Myanmar, the United States has adopted a carrot-and-stick approach to ensure that the reforms stay on course.
The Financial Express, Bangladesh, 22 May 2015 - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has emphasised preparing rules for implementation of the Bangladesh Laobur Act (BLA) in accordance with the international labour standards.
The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet newsletter include: Economic class and labour market inclusion: Poor and middle class workers in developing Asia and the Pacific and four other publications on ASEAN Community; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
This paper was prepared for the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a background study. It is based on data from previously published sources, information gathered in Myanmar's employees'and employers'forums and primary data collected through the Myanmar Marketing Research and Development Co. labour survey.
Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.
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